For most of us, the state of our hair defines our self-confidence. Hair transplantation is the most effective way of restoring hair. But don’t hurry up and check, there should be an alternative option to make your hair stronger and healthier, regrow it. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is perfect for patients looking for an alternative to a full hair transplant. It can also be used to supplement hair transplant procedures.

Taking that first step towards a new hair treatment can be fraught with uncertainty. So we spoke with Dr.Angela Scherbacov from Dubai’s leading clinic Wellbeing Clinic to get know more facts about PRP Hair Therapy and it’s benefits. Dr.Angela is a great specialist certified by the American Academy of Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine. With a love for aesthetics, Dr Angela’s aim is simple – to offer safe anti-aging treatments with excellent quality results. In the right hands and with the right products, cosmetic injectable treatments can help you achieve stunning but also natural-looking results.

1.What is PRP and how does it work?

PRP therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn and put into a centrifuge after about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into in three layers: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, red blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft.

2.Why opt for PRP therapy for hair loss?

The idea is that injecting PRP into damaged tissues will stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing. Also, PRP is an initial step in many hair loss treatments including hair transplantation.

3.How painful the procedure is? Are there any cons to having PRP treatment?

The procedure is relatively painless however in case a patient is sensitive a typical numbing lidocaine solution is applied to your scalp before injection or a local anesthetic is mixed with the PRP. One of the cons of PRP is recovery time that is very small. Even though the area was injected the only advice for the recovery would be to let the area rest.

4.How many sessions patient needs? How long the results will be lasting?

PRP for hair requires 6 treatments minimum from 2-6 weeks apart depending on the case. However the amount of treatments depends on the patient’s condition and results of the first treatments.

5.PRP before and after FUE: will this treatment thicken grow and thicken hair?

PRP treatments following FUE are beneficial. PRP will promote hair growth and vascular supply to the scalp. These actions will help to promote the growth of your transplanted follicles as well as the native follicles in the area.

Needless to say, these hair loss treatments offered by the Wellbeing Clinic will ensure that you get quality procedures. During the treatments, clinic’s specialists will ensure that all safety guidelines and precaution measures are taken. It is important to understand that it is not possible to reverse baldness. But, with these procedures, you can manage to improve the growth of new hair follicles and prevent further hair loss. Have additional questions? Speak with Wellbeing Clinic specialists.

Location: Umm Suqueim2, Jumeirah 3, Al Wasl road. Contacts: 04 348 44 06 or 056 2705599

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